Who pays the price when technology goes wrong, fails, makes a mistake, malfunctions, or is not developed or utilized properly? The answer is ordinary, everyday humans who work to provide food, clothing and shelter for themselves and their families.
The photograph above shows the devastation due to the breach of an iron ore millings dam in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil. That disaster occurred November 5, 2015 when, according to Wikipedia , 60 million cubic meters of iron waste flowed into the Doce River. It’s been called the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history, and yet the world seems not to care about it. Eleven people died and 12 went missing.
The toxic flow has killed most of the river’s wildlife, probably a source of food for many people.
The toxic mud, poisoned with arsenic and mercury, is flowing into the Atlantic Ocean.
Humans cannot continue to destroy the Planet’s oceans, as we do, with our technology and irresponsible ways: The Exxon Valdez oil spill from an ocean-going tanker that spilled 11 to 38 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound off Alaska, March 24, 1989 ; the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill that pumped millions of gallons of crude oil, plus the chemical Corexit into the Gulf [3-4]; and then there’s the mother of all ocean disasters—Fukushima —constantly spewing radioactive elements into the Pacific Ocean. In April of 2015, a report claimed that trace amounts of Fukushima radiation had reached America’s western shores .
Oil spills raise toxic levels of arsenic in the ocean , and humans eat fish and seafood, especially bottom crawlers like shrimp and lobsters. How can “wild caught” be safe to eat?
And then there’s the great plastic island in the Pacific Ocean called the “great Pacific garbage patch.” Some media reports estimate it’s about twice the size of the continental United States . Below is a photograph of a poor turtle caught in a six-pack plastic harness-carrier. Not being able to extricate itself from the plastic noose as a younger turtle, its body and shell grew around it into a most irregular shape.
Science, technology, business and industry, governments and ALL humans must realize the impact we are having upon the ability for the Planet to recoup the devastation that our modern, technological lifestyles and sciences have given us and plagued Nature with. What right do we have to do that? Have all our modern inventions really benefited humans and the Planet? We need to change course immediately IF we want to save our “Blue Jewel” orbiting in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Going to Mars will be money not well spent because we will do the same damn thing to Mars as we have done to Mother Earth: Trash it! Let’s spend that Mars project money on cleaning up Planet Earth and make Mother Nature proud of all of us who care about her and ALL living things.
This video illustrates the extent of some of ecological damage.
No one really can understand, nor appreciate, not having unpolluted water to drink; having to flee and/or abandon one’s home; not knowing what’s happened to a loved one until you experience such misery.
Look what’s happening to the unfortunate residents of Flint, Michigan: Drinking municipal water contaminated with lead.
Nothing, however, can match the scientific chutzpah of weather geoengineering.
The ‘raiders of the sky’ probably are the most toxic crew of control-freaks ever to present daily assaults upon the Planet and humankind in the history of the Planet, if not this section of our galaxy.
But, then maybe there is something even more sinister: electromagnetic frequency energies as found in microwaves, cell phones and towers, smart meters, Wi-Fi and all the dumb “smart” gadgets we think are so great that track our every move, catalog our actions like some experiment, and EMIT non-ionizing radiation which is causing untold health harms to everyone, especially fetuses and young children. Furthermore, what gives with all the fetal ultrasounds? Are they heating up amniotic fluid, ‘cooking’ brain cells and growing organ tissue? Read this and realize what doctors probably are not telling every pregnant mom.
More and more, the Planet—Mother Earth—and we, Earth’s humans, are being damaged to the point where we, her tenants, probably won’t be able to call Earth home for very much longer.
Even though all the advances in science, technology and modern living seem like such wonders, we still have to wonder how, and if, we can survive in the 21st century. What a place to find ourselves!
Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.
Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.
Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)